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The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)

Err, the title is almost a summary itself. Based on the true story of a Texas mom who tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. ... See full summary »

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Verna Heath
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Troy McKinney
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C.D. Holloway
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Err, the title is almost a summary itself. Based on the true story of a Texas mom who tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. With the intended victims out of the way, Wanda's daughter gets the chance to become a cheerleader. When the media get hold of the story, Wanda's trial turns into a media circus. Written by Rob Hartill

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She wanted to give her daughter the best shot at being a cheerleader... The things you do for your kids.


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10 April 1993 (USA)  »

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Someone discusses possibility of an exploding baton, an in-joke reference to gag from director Michael Ritchie's 1975 movie Smile (1975). See more »

Goofs

Wanda's voice on tape describes Verna's vehicle as a "1995 Grand Marquis." The film takes place in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Marla Harper: I just lost the meanin'.
Terry Harper: Of what?
Marla Harper: Christmas.
Terry Harper: Well, you're lucky you had it for as long as you did.
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credits end with "Finally, no spiders or cheerleaders were killed in the making of this movie" See more »

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Features Donahue (1967) See more »

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Friendly Fire
Lyrics by Michael Ritchie
Music by Lucy Simon
Sung by Paul Evans
Arranged by John Miller
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Ritchie pulls a classic out of his hat after a loong dry spell
3 January 2003 | by (Bothell, Washington, Land of Rain) – See all my reviews

After a decade of pumping out a long string of really bad cookie-cutter Hollywood clinkers ("Wildcats", "The Golden Child," "The Couch Trip," etc, etc) Writer-Director Michael Ritchie came up with a classic that ranks right up there with his great 70's films. This movie packs the same satirical punch, social commentary, and insightful characterizations as "Downhill Racer," "The Candidate," and "Smile." Great. Too bad it was only on HBO.


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